Cheryl Ries

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Friday, August 10, 2012

The Face of Love…

Filed under: Guest Authors,Love — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Cheryl Ries, Guest Author

Some want to fill a hole, others like a conquest, many want proof that they are themselves able and countless want companionship, but love is more than that.

loveIt shouldn’t be sought when needy, nor when insecure, nor for purposes which are selfish, nor just to have a dinner companion to pick up the tab.

Love in earnest is more, it lies deeper and comes from a place only the soul can comprehend and the spirit within can acknowledge. If it’s not that deep, then it is not worthy of the title “love” – in my opinion – as it is inherently less and it surely isn’t worth this daisy-chain of brokenness we’re all stuck on perpetuating.

“To describe love is very difficult, for the same reason that words cannot fully describe the flavor of an orange. You have to taste the fruit to know its flavor. So with love.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Our state of singleness isn’t punishment, it is our time of growth and maturation, healing and learning from past times when love didn’t work.

If we want to be for someone else, to give our love to another, shouldn’t we commit to being healthy of our mind, heart, and body for that endeavor?

If love is what you want, then first find it within to give, making sure you are healthy first and then be unselfish, for that is the face of love. Love is not fear, it is not envy, it has no foothold in selfish endeavors of any sort.

Love is a gift of yourself because you have a loving spirit within. Love is the one aspect of our lives which persists even when all of us have turned to dust and if you don’t “feel” that way for another, then it is not love.

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cherylriesCopyright © 2012 – Cheryl Ries. Cheryl Ries is a friend who is in the process of writing her first book. This is a preview of things to come. She likes to take a bite out of life’s big juicy apple… and believes that richness is measured in friendships, family, love and what you give away. Visit Cheryl’s Facebook page.

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I've just published another book, "Nine Fruits That Change Your Life", which details how important and valuable developing the nine Spiritual fruits mentioned in the Bible in Galatians 5: 22 - 23 is to a believer! And, I'm working on several other book projects, including one on a favorite subject of mine, aging gracefully and with a positive attitude, busting myths of all the ages as we reach them! It's never a problem for me to get ideas or express myself, especially in written form. I hope you enjoy the current books as well as those in the works.

                        STRIP DOWN TO THE TRUTH


Take off the makeup

strip off the clothes

remove the costume and such

which hides the truth

there's no more theatrics

no more facade

only the reality

of what you've known.


CR, Feb. 6th, 2011


I'm an author, model and entrepreneur. Recently, I've been focusing on writing several books and assembling some inspired projects in that regard. Besides having been published as a guest author in a few blogs and writing my own blog for a few years, I've had several of my own books published recently - all as Kindle e-books and in paperback volumes. I've just finished two faith-based volumes,"Faith's Courageous Fix . .Standing Strong in Life" and "Gratitude Makes Every Life Blessed! Learning to Look For Blessings All Around", both of which speak to what I consider essential aspects of a faith-based life! I've also written,"Today's The Day! Daily Wisdom To Motivate And Empower", is a volume of inspirational thoughts on a variety of subjects from faith to self-esteem. And, "Change For The Better . . Becoming Your Best Self One Day At A Time", is a more extensive collective of inspirational thoughts on those same types of subjects but in greater number. I've also written a three-book series, "A Daily Dose of Vitamin "I"", the "I" standing for inspiration; and "Beary" Best Brothers, a fictional account of life with two teddy-bear brothers. My latest as of today is "That's Amore!", which is an accounting of my views and perspectives on love in every type of relationship and every situation in life. There are several more books in the process of being completed; and when they are, I will add them here on my website on the Online Store page. In the next few months, I'll also be working on a couple photo shoots, and will be doing a weekly thirty minute radio broadcast soon as well! My show, Sunday Spark, will be every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m., Mountain Time Zone on Leading Edge Radio  (an internet-based radio network) found through this link: . The Spark will be filled with encouraging and inspiring messages relating to everyday life.  Life is so great and so filled with creative promise!

Here is the direct link to my Authors DB page:


Below is the link to another example of my writing, in Larry James' blog,, October 5, 2013. I was featured, as a guest author! Larry is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and an award-winning nondenominational wedding officiate.


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